Stonehill College Honors Former Patriots Lineman and CEO of Cumberland Farms -Gulf Oil
June 01, 2012
A former Patriots offensive lineman and the chief executive officer at the Cumberland Farms-Gulf Oil Group were honored Thursday night at Stonehill College's 52nd annual President's Reception and Dinner at the Easton campus.
More than 700 neighbors, friends and alumni gathered in the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex for the event, which raised more than $140,000 toward a $7 million campaign to expand the sports complex.
College President Mark Cregan presented former Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi and Cumberland Farms-Gulf Oil Group CEO Joseph Petrowski with President's Awards for Excellence.
One of Stonehill's highest honors, the award is presented to individuals and organizations that have made unique and outstanding contributions to public life, business and to the arts and sciences.
Andruzzi, who earned three Super Bowl rings as a New England Patriot, launched the C.J. Buckley Brain Cancer Research Fund at Children's Hospital in 2003 after befriending Buckley, a teenager with an inoperable brain tumor.
In 2007, Andruzzi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Burkitt's lymphoma. The following year, Andruzzi and his wife founded the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to raise money for pediatric brain cancer research and to give financial assistance to patients and their families.
In 2005, Petrowski was named CEO of Gulf Oil LP and in 2008, went on to become CEO of the combined Gulf Oil and Cumberland Farms Group, the 32th largest private company on the Forbes 500 list.
Petrowski is a board member of a number of influential organizations, including the New England chapter of the American Cancer Society.
He is a trustee at his alma mater, Boston College High School, and at Trinity Catholic Academy in Brockton, where he grew up.
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